Category Archives: West Kootenays

Discarded computer tablets found

News Release

File Number: 18-1043

On March 5, 2018 Trail and Greater District RCMP recovered computer tablets.

Police were called by a concerned citizen who located four electronic devices (tablets) that were partially buried in the snow in East Trail. The tablets are from different manufacturers and are different sizes and the complainant felt that they may be stolen.

Due to the amount of battery life left in some of the devices, police feel that the devices were not left in the snow for very long, however, there are no recent reports of the theft of any of these types of devices.

If you have any information regarding this incident or have had one of these types of devices go missing, please contact the Trail RCMP at 250-364-2566.

Thank you,

Cpl Devon REID
Trail RCMP

Counterfeit US bills going around

Press Release

File Number: 18-1042, 18-1046, 18-1056
March 6, 2018
Fake US Currency circulating around Trail

Trail RCMP have recovered counterfeit US bills from several businesses and banks around the City. $1, $10, $20 and $50 US bills have been passed at several businesses within the last week.

The bills are slightly smaller, have poor colouring and do not feel like real currency paper.

Security features such as security thread, watermarks, and colour shifting numbers are not present on these fake bills. Several Trail residents have been identified making purchases with the fake bills. Police are investigating.

Trail RCMP ask the public to be extra diligent when accepting US cash and notify the detachment at 250-364-2566 if someone tries to use this counterfeit currency.

Darren OELKE Sgt.
Trail and Greater District Detachment

 

Police Nab Busy Thieves And Find a Bunch of Booty


Update

2018-01-25
Update from the Grand Forks RCMP

Further to the media release on 2018-01-22 in regards to several break and enters, theft of mail, possession of property obtained by crime, the Grands Forks RCMP are advising that numerous criminal charges have been laid against both suspects. One suspect remains in custody, one was released on court documents to appear in Court in Grand Forks at a later date.

RCMP members, including the Forensic Identification Section, continue to process several hundred exhibits and RCMP have already returned some property to it’s rightful owners. The investigation is on-going and RCMP will be seeking additional charges where appropriate. It is believed the suspects are responsible for other offences in Cranbrook, Nelson and Castlegar.

Please do not attend the Detachment to enquire if we have your items, we are in the process of contacting the owners of the property we have recovered. As this is an active criminal investigation, the property will be returned as soon as we possibly can.

The Grand Forks RCMP are working with Canada Post in regards to the return of the stolen mail.
If you have any information regarding these crimes please call Cst. David Forbes or Cst. Nicki-Jo Wolfram (investigators) at 250-442-8288. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Original post

January 22nd, 2018

Acting on a complaint from citizens of Christina Lake members of Grand Forks RCMP responded to a theft in progress from some Canada Post mailboxes. While members were responding to Christina Lake they were able to intercept the suspects in a Dodge truck. Two males have been taken into custody. The Grand Forks RCMP were able to recover extensive amounts of suspected stolen property including a 2014 Dodge pickup.

The investigation is well underway, with members trying to identify who owns the recovered property.

Numerous Break and Enters to sheds and additional thefts from Canada Post mailboxes were subsequently discovered in Christina Lake. The Grand Forks RCMP believe these crimes can be associated to the two suspects that are currently in custody. Members from West Kootenay traffic services and the Forensic Identification section are assisting the Grand Forks RCMP with the investigation. The Grand Forks RCMP are recommending numerous charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break and Enter and additional offences. One of the suspects had an active warrant for his arrest out of Cranbrook.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please call Cst. David Forbes or Cst. Nicki-Jo Wolfram (investigators) at 250-442-8288. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)